It’s hard to argue with either of these thoroughbred machines. They both offer plenty of performance, creature comforts and style, but they carry themselves in completely different ways.
For starters, the Lexus features an old-school V8. Displacing 5.0-liters, this two-by-four puts out a stout 467 horsepower along with 389 lb-ft or tire-smoking twist. Both port and direct fuel injection improve this engine’s performance and efficiency, as does its standard eight-speed automatic transmission.
This high-tech hardware should provide a zero-to-60 time of just 4.5 seconds and a terminal velocity of 168 miles an hour. How’s that for a Lexus?
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On the other hand, Jaguar’s offering is somewhat less extreme. The XF S features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that delivers 380 horsepower in this application. Torque clocks in at 332 lb-ft. As in the GS F, an eight-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox available.
All told, the XF S can sprint to 60 in a brief 5.1 seconds; top speed is electronically limited to 155 miles an hour. Despite having an 87-horse deficit the Jaguar isn’t that far behind the Lexus in raw acceleration. This is likely because it’s a couple hundred pounds lighter thanks to its aluminum-intensive architecture.
Either way you can’t go wrong, so which of these sporty luxury cars do YOU prefer? To get an even better picture you can compare them directly right here.